venison recipes

Venison has myriad uses including breakfast sausage or smoked links like this one.

Breakfast Anyone? Shine the Spotlight on Venison Sausage

With a whitetail on the ground, the first meals most of us immediately start thinking about are all the dinners to create from the prime cuts: pot roasts basted long and moist in the oven to tender perfection; chops grilled over glowing coals to medium-rare juiciness; steak strips seared with a little garlic in...

Scott Leysath's Lobster Minnesota, a great combo of delicious venison and lobster.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Delicious Lobster and Vension

If you’re feeling romantic tonight or on Valentine’s Day or, well, basically anytime, it’s tough to beat a great meal with venison and lobster with your bestie. Venison and lobster? Mmmm, what a great combination. If you don’t like lobster or can’t get it, perhaps you could substitute crab or crayfish. But most specialty shops...

Venison Butcher a Hindquarter

What You Don’t Know, but Can Learn, About Deer Hindquarters

Do you know how to efficiently and economically take apart a deer’s hindquarter, from top to bottom? If you’ve been processing your own deer for years then you likely have a method that is comfortable and works well for you. But it’s always good to maybe learn something new, right? One of our favorite...

Venison is healthy, nutritious and many food banks will gladly accept donated meat through organizations that assist them.

The Truth About Cooking With Venison

There is little risk in eating venison, and the nutritional advantages of eating white-tailed deer meat more than cancel out any concerns. It was a most unexpected request. One of my best friends, Dr. W. C.Z. (his real initials), had tasted venison at dinner one night at our house. The very suave university professor,...

Venison Burgundy Stew CanCooker

The Magic of Venison Stew

Something about a savory stew warms the heart and soothes the soul. Maybe it’s the ingredients — meat tenderized by a few hours of simmering, hearty vegetables taking a natural place alongside the feature meat, a thick and rich broth that ties all of the flavors together but doesn’t overwhelm them. Maybe it’s the...

This pot of hot chili has beans and tomato sauce, both a point of contention in the chili world. What's your take on ingredients to use in venison chili?

Venison Chili: Flavorful Dish Comes From the West

Venison chili is a favorite of many hunters. It’s easy to make, you can use ground or chunked venison, and it is so doggone versatile it’s not even funny. Make it mild or hot, spoon it out of a bowl or eat on cornbread or spaghetti, beans or no beans … so many options. Brad Fresch,...

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Have You Ever Cooked a Whole Deer Neck?

Back in September I was chatting with a buddy about hunting and cooking, specifically about deer and all the possibilities with them. He lives in Virginia. I grew up in Alabama. Both states have strong populations of deer and longstanding traditions of hunting. I can’t remember how young I was when I first tried...

If you don't have any venison just yet, try out Scott Leysath's recipe with beef. (Photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff - wwwBeefItsWhatsForDinner.com)

Ready for a Creative, New Way to Prepare Your Venison?

We’re never too big on Cream of Mushroom as a go-to for venison dishes, and often see hunter-chefs resort to some worn out recipe that isn’t tasty. “Prepare venison, put into slow cooker with giant can of Cream of PastyGoo and some herby pepper, cook the snot out of it and then eat it with...

Stacy Harris, who created this venison tenderloin, enjoys the ease of preparing this dish, which is fantastic for you and your family. (Photo: Stacy Harris, GameandGarden.com)

Five Great Wild Game Wine Pairings

As president of Hope Family Wines, Austin Hope dedicates much of his day to working in the vineyards and spending time with his wife and two daughters. However, there is one pastime that Austin will always make room for in his schedule: hunting. Whether he is teaching his daughter the basics of hunting or...